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Rollins’ Rehab Goes Well; Swindle, Mathieson

Jimmy Rollins went 4-for-4 in a rehab assignment — an extended Spring Training game against Yankees Minor Leaguers — yesterday in Clearwater. Three of the four hits were doubles, and he had two RBI.

Rollins said running the bases was OK, but there is a slight concern:

“Running around the bases for the first time, it felt good. Second time, I felt a little twinge, but I was still able to kick it in coming around to score, and I was fine.”

There is hope Rollins will return to the team by the weekend, but he needs to feel no “twinge” whatsoever.

  • Also in the Minors, RJ Swindle was promoted to AAA Lehigh Valley.

It’s a sign Swindle is moving up the list of probably LOOGY replacements on the Big League club. Chances after last night are even greater that it’ll be Clay Condrey getting the ol’ heave-ho.

  • Finally, Scott Mathieson may need a third surgery on his elbow.

It’s sad to say Mathieson will probably not see Philadelphia this year, or ever.

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